While Star Wars Battlefront will have a big focus on multiplayer by allowing up to 40 players in certain modes, it won’t include a single-player or story-driven campaign. Instead, you’ll be able to play a series of short missions either solo, through split-screen co-op, or online.
As DICE General Manager Patrick Bach explained to IGN, “[Star Wars Battlefront] is first and foremost a multiplayer game. Battlefront was a multiplayer game. That’s the game we wanted to create — to recreate the battles of the Original Trilogy.”
Further details reveal that the co-op missions are connected, quite different from the regular competitive multiplayer, and designed to be replayed on higher difficulties.
Producer Craig McLeod added that the missions are “not about pulling a section out of somewhere else and you just do them.” While he couldn’t go into details, he said, “When we think about multiplayer and co-op, what we’re really trying to do is immerse yourself in your Star Wars battle fantasies.”
Sticking with what won’t be included, DICE confirmed Battlefront won’t feature space combat or content from the Prequel Trilogy.
For space combat, because most of the core Star Wars battles are planetary battles, Bach says, “Our focus right now is to make sure we only get that right.” Not only that, but making sure space combat is fun is a difficult task, with Bach adding, “For us it doesn’t make sense to create a battle above you if you’re fighting other players who are not there to fight. Our focus is to do planetary battles.”
Simply saying “no” when asked if Prequel era content would be included with Battlefront, Bach says DICE’s goal is to best represent the Original Trilogy.
It doesn’t mean we won’t see content added post-launch though, with McLeod explaining, “I can’t talk exactly about what the future holds for Battlefront, but I can say we’ll definitely be supporting Battlefront post-launch. We have a long history of add-on content.”
Potentially among the post-launch content are planets Mustafar and Naboo.
Star Wars Battlefront launches this November for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.